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Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

A single one year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

BA
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HARTS
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 002285K
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Society and Culture not elsewh
  • Academic contact
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HARTS
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 002285K
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Society and Culture not elsewh
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts Honours requires completion of 48 units, which must consist of:


48 units from completion of one of the following Honours specialisations:

Anthropology

Archaeology

Art History and Theory

Asia-Pacific Studies

Australian Indigenous Studies

Biological Anthropology

Classical Studies

Contemporary Europe

Criminology

Demography

Development Studies

Digital Humanities

Economics

English

Environmental Studies

Gender, Sexuality, and Culture

History

International Relations

Language Studies

Mathematics

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

Music

Philosophy

Political Science

Psychology

Security Studies

Sociology

 

For all Honours Specialisations, and for Combined Honours, HONS4100 Final Honours Grade will be used to calculate the Class of Honours and the Mark. It will be calculated using the formula: S (mark x units) / S units, giving NCN and WN a nominal mark of zero.


FURTHER INFORMATION

The following Bachelor of Arts (Honours) specialisation(s) are available, subject to meeting the entry requirements, to each Bachelor of Arts major.


BA MAJOR - Honours Specialisation(s)


DISCIPLINES AND FIELDS

Discipline

  • Honours Specialisation(s)


Ancient History

  • Classical Studies, Biological Anthropology


Anthropology

  • Anthropology, Asia-Pacific Studies, Australian Indigenous Studies, Environmental Studies


Archaeology

  • Archaeology, Biological Anthropology


Art History

  • Art History and Theory


Art History and Theory

  • Art History and Theory


Art Theory

  • Art History and Theory


Australian Indigenous Studies

  • Australian Indigenous Studies, Biological Anthropology


Biological Anthropology

  • Biological Anthropology


Criminology

  • Criminology 


Development Studies

  • Development Studies, Australian Indigenous Studies


Digital Humanities

  • Digital Humanities


Economic Studies

  • Economics


English

  • English


Environmental Studies

  • Environmental Studies


Gender, Sexuality and Culture

  • Gender, Sexuality and Culture


Geography

  • Environmental Studies


Global Security

  • Security Studies


History

  • History


Human Evolutionary Biology

  • Biological Anthropology


Human Rights

  • Political Science, International Relations


International Communication

  • Language Studies


International Relations

  • International Relations


Linguistics

  • Language Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies


Mathematics

  • Mathematics


Music

  • Music


Music Technology

  • Music


Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Security Studies


Philosophy

  • Philosophy


Political Science

  • Political Science


Psychology

  • Psychology, Biological Anthropology


Screen Studies

  • English


Sociology

  • Sociology


Technology Networks and Society

  • Sociology


War Studies

  • Security Studies



LANGUAGES

Language

  • Honours Specialisation(s)


Ancient Greek

  • Classical Studies, Language Studies


Arabic

  • Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies, Language Studies


Chinese Language

  • Asia-Pacific Studies, Language Studies


French Language and Culture

  • Language Studies


German Language and Culture

  • Language Studies


Hindi Language

  • Asia-Pacific Studies, Language Studies


Indonesian Language

  • Asia-Pacific Studies, Language Studies


Italian Language and Culture

  • Language Studies


Japanese Language

  • Asia-Pacific Studies, Language Studies


Korean Language

  • Asia-Pacific Studies, Language Studies


Latin

  • Classical Studies, Language Studies


Persian

  • Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies, Language Studies


Sanskrit Language

  • Asia-Pacific Studies, Language Studies

Specialisations

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution, or a Bachelor degree from the ANU with a major named in the admission requirement for a Specialisation in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours).

A weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) of courses in the major cognate to the honours specialisation, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), with the highest marks

Written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis

And the satisfaction of any admission requirements listed in the relevant honours specialisation

 

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Adjustment Factors

Adjustment factors are additional points added to an applicant's Selection Rank (for example an applicant's ATAR). ANU offers adjustment factors based on performance and equity principles, such as for high achievement in nationally strategic senior secondary subjects and for recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Selection Rank adjustments are granted in accordance with the approved schedules, and no more than 15 (maximum 5 subject/performance-based adjustment factors and maximum 10 equity-based adjustment factors) can be awarded. 

You may be considered for adjustment factors if you have:

  • applied for an eligible ANU Bachelor degree program
  • undertaken Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate
  • achieved an ATAR or equivalent at or above 70
  • not previously attempted tertiary study.

Please visit the ANU Adjustment Factors website for further information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$44,470.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree exemplifies the ANU commitment to research-led education. Building on the Bachelor of Arts, which is the most diverse, most flexible, and most popular degree at the Australian National University, it gives you high-level preparation for professional life or a higher degree by research through the development of an advanced knowledge of the research principles and methods and theoretical concepts of your discipline, and through the design and implementation of a research project, typically a thesis of up to 20,000 words, that develops new understandings or that provides solutions to complex problems. An Honours Specialisation is available for all majors in the BA, and any two Honours Specialisations available in the BA for which both sets of admissions criteria have been met are available for combination as Combined Honours.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Learning Outcomes

  1. pose a significant research question relating to their discipline;
  2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to the discipline, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
  3. communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium.

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirement is not currently avaialble for this program.

Further Information

If a person seeking acceptance into a Bachelor Honours program satisfies or exceeds the minimum requirement for admission to the Bachelor Honours program, the Delegated Authority is not obliged to admit the person to the program only because the person has satisfied the minimum requirement for admission.


The Delegated Authority for the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) plan HARTS is the CASS Associate Dean (Education). All admissions to this plan must be approved by the Delegated Authority.


Applicants should in the first instance contact their discipline’s Honours convenor; names and contact details are at: http://cass.anu.edu.au/current-students/honours/honours-convenors.

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